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Brainstorming Template - A Time I Had a Problem With...

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 5

A template for brainstorming times there has been a problem.

Use this template for students to brainstorm times they had a problem in preparation for writing a narrative text.

Students will brainstorm times they have experienced a problem with:

  • a friend
  • their school work
  • their family
  • themselves
  • a grown-up.

Then, they will choose their favorite idea and write about it.

For reluctant writers, try letting them draw an image associated with their problems instead of using words.

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the PDF or Google slide version.


This resource was created by Meagan Lee, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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